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Kilimanjaro Day Trip

Our day trips are great opportunities to experience beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro for those who don´t want to climb all the way to the summit of almost 6,000m / 20,000 ft.

We offer this tour on three different routes, on Machame Route, also called "Whiskey Route", on Marangu route, also known as "Coca Cola Route" or on Morum Route. On all of them you will hike along the same trail that leads to the summit. You will meet mountain climbers descending from the top, and perhaps some of them will tell you about their experiences and you can start to dream about a climb of your own!


A day at Mount Kilimanjaro


Marangu day trip


We will pick you up in the morning after breakfast at your hotel in Moshi and take you to Marangu Gate (1,840 m / 6,035 ft) in Kilimanjaro National Park. The drive will take approximately 1 to 1,5 hours. Once the necessary gate registration has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense Kilimanjaro rainforest.

Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and various beautiful bird species. Our knowledgeable english-speaking guide will inform you about Kilimanjaro and will explain the different species of plants and animals you will see. After a 3-4 hour hike, you will reach Mandara Hut (2,700m / 9,180 ft), where you will have a well-earned rest and lunch. Your guide will then take you on a short hike, about 15 minutes walking distance to the Maundi Crater, where you can enjoy wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Once you have thoroughly enjoyed the views, you will return to the Marangu Gate after 2-3 hours walking, where your vehicle will be waiting for your transfer back to your hotel. On your return journey you can enjoy the sunset and the day‘s memories.

- hiking distance: 16 km / 6 miles
- hiking time: 3 - 4 hours up / 2 - 3 hours down (total time 5 - 7 hours)
- altitude gained: 860m / 2,825 ft (1, 840m - 2,700m / 6,035 ft - 8,860 ft)
- habitat: montane forest / rainforest
- meals included: lunch

Machame day trip


This is a nice day trip if you like to challenge yourself a bit more physically and mentally, because it is a lot steeper than the Marangu Route.

We will pick you up at your hotel after early breakfast and drive to Machame Gate (1,810 m / 5,940 ft) about 35km from Moshi, which will take 45 min to 1 hour. After registration we will cross the main gate and after only few minutes enter into the most beautiful environment full of green rainforest. It is a dense forest with many species of plants such as Impatiens Kilimanjaro, a flower which is found only at Mount Kilimanjaro. You will see Blue Monkeys, black and white Colobus Monkeys hanging or jumping in the trees and many beautiful birds. Our knowledgeable english-speaking guide will inform you about Kilimanjaro and will explain the different species of plants and animals found there. After 4-5 hours you will reach Machame camp (3,020 m / 9,911 ft), have your well-deserved lunch break and come back via the same route.


- hiking distance: 22 km / 13,7 miles

- hiking time: 10 hours

- altitude gained: 1,210m / 3,970 ft (1, 810m - 3,020m / 5,940 ft - 9,910 ft)

- habitat: montane forest / rainforest

- meals included: lunch

Londorosi or Morum Route


If you want to experience the thrill of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at its best on one single day, this route is right for you, because it starts off on relativly high altitude of 3.407m / 11,177ft. We offer two options, either a longer hike of 7-8 hours along the Shira plateau that stretches out over 13km to the west of Kibo to an elevation of 3.962m / 13,000ft. Another option is to do a shorter hike of 4 hours up to Shira 1 camp (3.610m / 11,843ft). Morum route on the western side of Kilimanjaro has a beautiful scenery and is different to the other two for its stunning views of the mountain. You have a 90% chance to see the summit of Kilimanjaro glistening in the distance.


We offer this Route as bike tour also.


After your breakfast we will pick you up at your hotel and drive about 2 hours to the Lendorosi Gate at 2.250m / 7,380ft. Here we will register you in to Kilimanjaro National Park and then drive further up through rain forest to our starting point at 3.407m / 11,177ft. From here you will be hiking through moorland zone with it´s short Erica trees. You will be able to sport grey lizard, elend antelope and four strips mouse on your hike.

- hiking distance: 6 km / 3.7 miles or 13 km / 8 miles

- hiking time: 4 hours or 7-8 hours

- altitude gained: 555m / 1,800ft or 203m / 666ft

- habitat: moorland zone

- meals included: lunch

Bike Day Trip Kili

What to bring

-Hiking gear

-Comfortable shoes for hiking

-Rain jacket & trousers (you never know ...)

-Day pack /Rucksack


-Water bottle


What´s included

-Transport from and to Moshi

-Government entrance fee

-English speaking guide

-Lunch box


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